Oops! Jurors Revise $100M Wyeth Award
Posted Oct 15, 2007 8:14 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Nevada jurors confessed they made a mistake in setting compensatory damages against the maker of Premarin and Prempro, hormone replacement drugs alleged to have caused breast cancer in three women.
Jurors originally awarded $134.5 million in what was supposed to have been compensatory damages against the drugmaker, Wyeth. Jurors later admitted that the original award also included punitives, the Reno Gazette reports.
The new compensatory award is $35 million.
Judge Robert Perry ordered jurors to reconsider the original award after a bailiff overheard discussion in the jury room that raised questions about the verdict, the Associated Press reports.
A hearing on punitive damages continues today.